Little known fact: Buyers in the market for a new bed and mattress can simplify the process by purchasing them together, streamlining their way to a restful night’s sleep.
If you’re moving into a new home or apartment, or want to upgrade your bed size or pick a new bedroom set, there are often many efficiencies to purchasing the bed and mattress at the same time.
But wait: Isn't a mattress the same thing as a bed? Technically, no.
Components of a bed:
- Platform, such as a box spring
- Coverings, such as sheets and comforters as bedding
When you buy a new mattress and bed frame at the same time, you can be sure that the mattress pairs perfectly with the bed in both width and length, but also in height.
Not all bed frames require a box spring, and not all mattresses can go without a box spring, so buying the whole package can often prevent oversight on either matter.
The team at Mancini’s Sleepworld are experts in this process, and will help you match the best mattress to your bed frame and headboard of choice.
It’s always a great time to buy a new bed (and because you may be moving or upgrading your existing bed any time of the year, we always have special offers available) but to take advantage of certain mattress offers, it’s ideal to buy in the springtime, before next year’s mattress models roll out over the summer.
What should I look for when buying a bed?
Furniture stores offer everything from wood beds to upholstered headboards, and a variety of styles to suit your interior design aesthetic. We’re committed to selling quality pieces of furniture.
When you’re shopping for a new bed, you’ll need to consider the size to be sure it fits in your bedroom.
Know the measurements of your bedroom, and consider any obstacles, such as narrow doorways or stairwells.
Buying a California king mattress, for example, can be more difficult for some homes and apartments than buying a queen size mattress. Choose a headboard that doesn’t threaten to block any windows, and be aware of any radiators or air returns so that a bed frame doesn’t affect air circulation.
What are the different types of beds?
During the buying process, start by narrowing down the type of bed you want. There are many styles to choose from, and often, they're available with special storage options, too.
This list will give you an idea of the beds we offer at Mancini's Sleepworld:
- Metal bed
- Murphy bed
- Panel bed
- Platform bed
- Canopy bed
- Sleigh bed
- Storage beds (like captain's beds)
- Bookshelf beds
- Trundle beds
- Bunk Beds
- Loft beds
- Upholstered beds
- Adjustable beds
What are the types of mattresses?
Choosing the right mattress is paramount when it comes to securing a good night’s sleep. When you, or you and your partner are considering buying a new mattress, make sure you really understand your needs.
Do you wake up with back pain or have bouts of sleep deprivation? Are you comforted most by a luxurious pillow top, or bothered by sagging springs over time?
When it comes to choosing the best bed, it’s important to channel your needs. Start by understanding how your sleep position can affect pressure points, and whether a firm mattress or memory foam mattress will alleviate body pain.
It’s important to choose a new mattress that addresses your individual comfort needs and resolves sleep pain, whether you’re a side sleeper, back sleeper, or stomach sleeper.
Before you feel too much pressure in making the right decision, remember that many manufacturers offer a trial sleep period to make it easier to choose a new mattress. In addition, Mancini's Sleepworld offers a 120-night comfort guarantee on new mattresses.
Mattress stores carry many options and are ready to help you find the perfect mattress for your sleeping style.
- Foam and memory foam mattresses
- Gel mattresses
- Adjustable air mattresses
- Hybrid mattresses
- Innerspring mattresses
- Latex mattress
Things to keep in mind when you’re buying a bed
Whether it’s your first bed or your fifth, there are several different tips to remember when you’re shopping for a new bed.
Browse bed frames and get a better sense of products in your budget through the website. Mattresses and bed frames are available to suit a wide range of budgets. Define the aesthetic that’s going to work for your bedroom, and learn more about mattress options.
Shopping online also makes it easier to compare mattress brand reviews, check for lower prices, and compare different quality mattresses. This year, the best reviewed mattresses are convenient, ever-customizable bed-in-a-box systems, and luxurious hybrid mattresses.
If you have any questions about buying a bed, don’t hesitate to call our team.
Visit the bed store
It’s not always easy to know what mattress is going to be right for you—especially if you haven’t bought your own mattress before—so best to follow up on your inclinations with an in-person visit to the showroom.
If you’re sharing the mattress with a partner, be sure to bring them along so they also have a say in the comfort layers.
Retailers offer you the opportunity to see the bed you liked online in person, providing an opportunity to try the mattresses that you think you’ll favor based on your sleeping style.
Understand what your new bed frame needs
Know the dimensions of the mattress you want (twin to Alaskan king, or anything in between) and check to make sure the bed frame you’re coveting comes in sizes to meet your expectations.
This is also a great opportunity to double-check the dimensions of the bed frame you like, to be sure it will fit into your bedroom. Consider the size of the mattress, and make sure it’ll fit through doorways and up narrow staircases.
Certain beds pair well with specific mattresses, so as you shop and discuss the products with the salesperson, consider the following combinations:
- Platform beds with slats pair well with foam mattresses
- Innerspring mattresses pair with spring beds
- Metal bed frames or bed frames that lack a wood slat support structure often need to be paired with a box spring to support the mattress. Remember to discuss the lifespan of an old box spring. It might need to be replaced at the same time you’re buying a new mattress and bed system.
- Children’s beds, such as bunk beds, loft beds, captain’s beds, or trundle beds, often require a special thin mattress so that railings installed still offer safety
Confirm warranties and return policies
It’s hard to know whether or not the mattress and bed you’re coveting are going to meet your needs, so be sure to confirm your warranty options. For the mattress itself, you can count on the 120-night comfort guarantee at Mancini's Sleepworld.
This return policy, as well as other manufacturer sleep trial period options, guarantee that you’ve made the right choice in your new bed.
Purchase online and schedule free delivery
When you’ve made your selection, you’ll be able to complete your order online, and a team member will be in touch to schedule delivery. Free delivery, setup and removal apply to mattress sales of $299 or greater only, and the team can also check to see if you qualify for free furniture delivery. Free delivery applies within Mancini's Sleepworld's local delivery area only (within 75 miles of Livermore and 15 miles of our Santa Rosa location).